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UTSC Association of Philosophy Students 2020 Conference

Saturday March 7, 2020, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The University of Toronto Scarborough’s Annual International Undergraduate Philosophy Conference showcases undergraduate work in philosophy. This year’s topic is Bioethics.

Keynote speaker: Phoebe Friesen (McGill University)

Dr. Friesen is an assistant professor in the Biomedical Ethics Unit and the Department of Social Studies and Medicine at McGill University. Her  interests span several questions that arise at the intersections of medical ethics, psychiatry, philosophy of science, and research ethics.

Conference Schedule

9:00 am – 9:30 am (Breakfast getting coffee)

9:30 am – 10:00 am (Introductions and getting seated)

10:00 am – 10:15 am (“A Realistic Analysis of rCRISPR: The Inevitability and Necessity of Research on and Regulation of Reproductive CRISPR” by Abbey Horner)

10:15 am – 10:30 am (Question period and commenting)


10:35 am – 10:50 am (“Arguments against Bonnie Burstow’s Anti-Psychiatry Movement” by Kate Tsiandoulas)

10:50 am – 11:05 am (Question period)

Lunch (11:00ish – 12:45 pm)

Graduate Panel

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm – Tania Sleman 1:15 pm – 1:30 pm – Sydney Campbell 1:30 pm – 1:45 pm – Adrian Ma


1:50 pm – 2:05 pm (“Approaching Patient-Clinician Relationship Issues Involving Artificial Intelligence Using Ethics of Care and Nursing Ethics” by Soaad Hossain)

2:05 pm – 2:20 pm (Question period)

Coffee Break

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm (Keynote: “Medical Aid in Dying and Suicide: How Are They Different and How Are They Similar?” Phoebe Friesen)

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm (Questions and remarks) 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm (Closing remarks)


Questions or concerns? Please email the Association of Philosophy Students at UTSC.



Saturday March 7, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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